The society is always looking for ways to improve the appearance of the village and works in partnership with the parish council and other community groups to upgrade public spaces and places. The society also hosts an extensive archive of documents and photographs chronicling the history of Sandgate village
Our latest projects include –
- digitisation of the society’s archive collection of historical photographs and documents hosted on a website freely available to the community ( projected completion date April 2019). Over 2000 photographs are available at the following link NEW: Archive photographs
- refurbishment, internally and externally , of the Old Fire Station (a grade II listed building and the society’s HQ) in conjunction with the Sandgate Heritage Trust.
- sponsoring High Street enhancements including a refurbished planter outside The Ship public house from this
- working with the trustees of the Chichester Memorial Hall (the ‘village hall’) to fund planned improvements to the hall including new kitchen facilities and disabled access.
- updating list of buildings of local interest in the form of an appendix, with an interactive database, to the Sandgate Design Statement (currently with Folkestone & Hythe District Council for public consultation (Dec 2018) to provide further protection of the village’s rich building heritage.
Funding is available to support other projects and residents/ businesses are welcome to make suggestions for new projects – please follow the link to apply: Bids for funding